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Accession Number: 03-011

Title

Journal of Canadian Studies fonds. Additions. -- 2001-2003. -- 30 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Journal of Canadian Studies started off as an idea for a "Learned Journal" similar to the Queen's Quarterly but called the Trent Quarterly. As ideas were formulated by President T.H.B. Symons and others it came about that the need for a learned journal in Canadian Studies was necessary to the field of Canadian Studies. On June 1st, 1964 during the first meeting of the Committee of the Learned Journal it was decided to call the new journal the Journal of Canadian Studies. Professor S.G. Denis Smith was chair of the meeting and other members in attendance at the meeting were Dean M.G. Fry, Mr. J.D.P. Martin and Professor J.S. Pettigrew. In the press release on July 7, 1964 given by Trent University the Journal was to cover such Canadian topics as history, politics, anthropology, art, literature, theatre, economics and sociology. The Journal of Canadian Studies was first published in May 1966. It was, and still is, published quarterly in February, May, August and November by Trent University. The Journal solicits manuscripts ranging from 2 000 to 10 000 words in length, English or French, dealing with some aspect of Canadian Society or history and of general as well as specialised scholarly interest. The first editor of the Journal was Denis Smith and the associate editor was Bernard R. Blishen. A number of Trent faculty members, such as Kenneth E. Kidd, T.H.B. Symons as well as Ronald J. Thom, sat on the editorial and advisory boards. The Journal was "founded in the belief that the life and history of Canada, still largely unexamined, deserve[d] common study by persons of many approaches and attitudes." (Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. 1, page 2). The symbol used to represent the Journal of Canadian Studies is Samuel de Champlain's astrolabe which he had lost in 1613 while crossing a portage in the upper Ottawa River valley. The astrolabe now resides in the Canadian Museum of Civilisation.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of the Journal of Canadian Studies before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of one box of manuscripts, correspondence, and working papers of the Journal of Canadian Studies, Volume 36 No.2 through Volume 37 No.1, and Volume 37 No.3 and No.4. (Note: the papers for Volume 36 No.2 through Volume 37 No.1 are incomplete and there are no papers for Volume 37 No.2).

Notes

Title based on the organisation which created the fonds.
Fonds acquired in 2003 from Journal of Canadian Studies.
Restrictions: N
This fonds, along with 88-015, 91-006, 92-011, 95-017, 96-009, 97-008, 98-016, 01-008, and 03-004, is an addition to 87-005.
For related records see: 89-009

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